What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 October 2023 – 5 November 2023

Public Service Census Finds More than 40% Plan to Leave Agency Within Five Years A State Government survey of public sector workers has revealed that a significant number of employees are planning to quit their agency due to “pressure, bullying and harassment.” The census involved more than 47,000 public sector employees. 10.4% of the workers […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18 September 2023 – 24 September 2023

Bonuses and Pay Rises Can Be Withheld from Employees and Managers Employers will be able to withhold bonuses and pay rises from managers and employees in order to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. From December, employers have a positive duty to prevent sexual assault, harassment and similar discriminatory behaviour. The legislation shifts[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 – 17 April 2022

First Imprisonment for Individual PCBU for Industrial Manslaughter The first individual to be convicted in Australia for industrial manslaughter has been sentenced to five years imprisonment. Industrial manslaughter laws exist in Qld, Victoria, ACT, NT and WA. While the conviction related to a death of a volunteer when a load from a fork lift struck[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 10 – 16 January 2022

Melbourne Victory Handed Show Cause Notice After Josh Cavallo Calls Out Homophobic Abuse Football Australia has responded to an incident at the last A-League Men match, which involved Melbourne Victory supporters directing homophobic abuse at Josh Cavallo. The Adelaide United player is the only out gay player in top-tier men’s soccer worldwide. Football Australia handed[…..]